Natural Cycle IVF: Follow Your Own Ovulation Calendar

For patients who would rather do things more naturally or cannot tolerate a higher-risk procedure, natural cycle IVF may be the best choice. This option follows your own natural ovulation calendar and offers several potential advantages over a conventional IVF procedure. Below is some information about this procedure to help you determine if it’s the right option for you. What is Natural Cycle IVF? Natural cycle IVF is an in-vitro fertilization procedure that is similar to conventional IVF. However, unlike conventional IVF, natural cycle IVF does not utilize medications to stimulate the ovaries. Instead, it follows your natural ovulation calendar, allowing your body to produce eggs on its own and in…

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Infertility Treatment Options for Men

Visiting a New York Fertility Clinic in the hopes of getting pregnant only to find out you are infertile can be a devastating blow. Whether you have tried a Blastocyst Culture, Intrauterine insemination (IUI), In vitro fertilization (IVF), or fertility drugs, there are some cases that the man is infertile and getting pregnant is near impossible no matter what you try. The good news, however, is there are some recommended procedures and fertility treatment options for men that the doctor can try that could result in conception. Infertility Treatment Options for Men After you have tried to get pregnant for some time with no results, it’s time to consider treatments. Infertility…

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When Should I Try Artificial Insemination?

Artificial insemination, which may also be referred to as “IUI,” is one of the most common fertility treatments available to women and couples trying to conceive. However, this treatment option isn’t the right choice for every patient. To determine whether artificial insemination is appropriate for you, consult the information below. What is Artificial Insemination? Artificial insemination is a procedure used to increase the chances of pregnancy by injecting sperm directly into the uterine cavity near the time of ovulation. Because the sperm doesn’t have to travel as far to reach the egg when this procedure is used, the likelihood of successful conception is greater. This procedure is ideal for women who…

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Understanding the In-Vitro Fertilization Procedure

When other, less aggressive fertility treatments are not successful, in-vitro fertilization may be the best choice. However, because this procedure carries some risk, you should consider your options carefully before you elect to pursue this treatment option. What is In-Vitro Fertilization? In-vitro fertilization is a fertility treatment option in which the egg and sperm are joined outside of the body. The resulting embryo is then returned to the woman’s uterus for implantation. For many couples struggling with infertility, this technique can dramatically increase the changes of pregnancy. How Does it Work? During a conventional in-vitro fertilization procedure, the woman takes hormone injections and/or oral medications to increase the number of…

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Am I a Candidate for Intrauterine Insemination?

If you are having trouble getting pregnant on your own, or if you plan to use donor sperm to conceive, you may benefit from intrauterine insemination. Below is some basic information about this procedure to help you decide if it is the right option for you. What is Intrauterine Insemination? Intrauterine insemination, or IUI, is a common fertility treatment that involves the injection of washed sperm directly into the uterus close to ovulation. This increases the chance that the sperm will reach the egg and lead to conception. Who Can Benefit from Intrauterine Insemination? IUI may be the right fertility option for you if you: Are trying to conceive with…

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Infertility

Polycystic ovarian syndrome — PCOS for short — significantly affects women’s fertility. In fact, it is the direct cause of fertility problems in about 10 to 15 percent of all women of childbearing age, according to the PCOS Foundation. Although the exact cause  is unknown, genetics play a part, as it tends to run in families. An evaluation for PCOS is one of the key parts of a fertility evaluation at New York Reproductive Wellness, the leading New York fertility clinic. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Hormones PCOS affects the balance of hormones in a woman’s body. Although estrogen and progesterone are the primary female sex hormone, women also produce small…

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How to Compare Fertility Treatment Options

If you and your partner are having trouble conceiving a child, you may seek out a New York fertility clinic for help. But how do you know which one offers the best fertility treatment options for your specific situation? Here are some things to consider when looking for fertility clinics in New York City. Compare apples to apples You may talk to patients who have had treatment at a specific fertility clinic NYC. Before assessing that patient’s experience, make certain you understand their specific diagnosis and how it differs from your situation. Comparing the outcomes of two different diagnoses may not give you an accurate picture of the clinic’s abilities. Further, if you’re looking…

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Minimal Stimulation IVF vs. Traditional IVF

Many women and men pursue Fertility clinic NYC treatments in the hopes of finally conceiving. However, some of these women don’t want the take all of the medication associated with traditional IVF. If this sounds familiar, you might want to explore minimal stimulation IVF over the traditional IVF. Micro IVF uses less aggressive ovarian stimulation and less medication than the traditional IVF treatment. It even mimics a more natural cycle IVF. Minimal Stimulation IVF vs Traditional IVF Mini-IVF The minimal stimulation IVF procedure is similar to the standard IVF in the type of procedures performed. You still go through the same basic steps as with IVF which include being monitored…

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Are There Risks Associated with Intrauterine Insemination?

Did you know the cervix limits the number of sperm cells that can enter the uterus? That means only a small number of sperm actually reach the fallopian tubes. That’s why intrauterine insemination (IUI) is one of the most commonly used fertility treatments at fertility clinics in New York City. During the procedure, the cervix is bypassed entirely and sperm cells are placed into your uterus during ovulation. This makes the sperm’s trip much shorter and increased the chances of sperm reaching the egg. Three steps are required for each cycle: A sperm sample is collected, The sperm is processed, The sperm is placed in the uterus using a small catheter.…

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Congress Considers Funding for Veterans’ Fertility Treatment

During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, nearly 1,400 servicemen and women suffered injuries that left them infertile. If a bill introduced on April 14 is approved by Congress, the VA may soon begin providing funding for IVF fertility treatment for veterans who want to conceive a child. Veterans who are paralyzed due to injuries or traumatic brain injuries and those with injuries to the pelvis, groin or spinal cord frequently have difficulty conceiving. For some, the process may be impossible entirely. “Here’s the reality, thousands of men and women in uniform — many in their early 20s — have suffered injuries on the battlefield that left them unable to have children naturally,” said Sen Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington, who sponsored an…

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